2016 Sonderbooks Stand-outs!

I’m ready to announce the 2016 Sonderbooks Stand-outs!

I always have to wait until the year is completely over. This year, as so often happens, I read some of the best books of the year in the last week.

And I’m far, far behind in posting reviews! So my next priority will be to get all the reviews posted of these Sonderbooks Stand-outs. These last three months, I was working as a judge for the Cybils first round panel in the category of Young Adult Speculative Fiction. We announced our list on New Year’s Day! Anyway, the last three months I was spending so much time reading, I got out of the habit of posting reviews.

Here are my stats for 2016. I didn’t read as many books as last year, but maybe the Young Adult books were longer?

In 2016, I read:
5 rereads
49 novels for Teens
47 novels for Children
12 novels for Adults
25 nonfiction books for Adults
107 nonfiction books for Children (most, but not all, picture books)
477 picture books
For a grand total of 722 books (but most picture books).

So — this makes it hard to choose my favorites! But I have done my best to choose them and rank them. This ranking is extremely subjective. It’s not intended to be a measure of literary merit. It represents how much I loved these books.

Please remember also that I don’t review books I don’t like. I didn’t review nearly all the books I read this year. But all of my Sonderbooks Stand-outs are books I enjoyed greatly and highly recommend.

Now go take a look at my 2016 Sonderbooks Stand-outs!

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